Jacqueline Chao
Junior Andrew Rossell (10) rushes toward a ball with a Viking hot on his trail.

After being handed a tough 3-1 loss by the Waterford High School Wildcats earlier in the week, the Cavs looked to bounce back in their Dec. 2 end-of-week matchup against the Victory Christian High School Vikings.

And, oh, did the Cavs bounce back! The boys came into the game looking to snag their first win of the season and ended up blowing out the Vikings, 10-0.

Junior Theo Kaufman put up a monstrous four goals, scoring two within the first 10 minutes of the game.

Sophomore Nate Jakobs followed up Kaufman’s goals with a header off a corner kick to give the Cavs an early 3-0 lead.

Jacqueline Chao
Junior Theo Kaufman struggles against a Viking to regain control of the ball.

According to Jakobs, the game was smooth sailing after that.

We dominated,” Jakobs said. “Whenever they got the ball, we had it back right away.”

And the stats speak for themselves. By the end of the first half, the boys had already conjured a 6-0 lead.

Despite Kaufman putting on a clinic, senior Emil Erickson said the biggest factor in the boys’ victory was their team play.

“We finished most of our chances and had very strong passing throughout the game,” Erickson said.

Jacqueline Chao
Sophomore Nate Jakobs bumps a ball with his head to launch it down field.

“Our team defense was really good. Our players just had more experience.”

Despite the dominating performance, Kaufman said the boys still need to better their ball handling.

“We need to work on collecting the ball, working on our first touch and passing a bit better,” Kaufman said.

The Cavs will look to claim their second win when they face off against the Forest Lake Christian Falcons on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at home at 3 p.m.

By Jake Longoria

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